Research Focus at Conference

1 decade 3 years 2 months ago Friday, March 30 2007 Mar 30, 2007 Friday, March 30, 2007 8:11:16 PM CDT March 30, 2007 in News

The second annual Autism Intervention Conference addressed caregiver concerns with local research.

It highlights the importance of combating autism early, but many feel that money and help is lacking, especially in rural areas.

Families may have to wait up to a year just to get their kids diagnosed.

"Ten months is a long time," said Kim Daniel, parent of an autistic child. "They are staying still if not getting worse, their peers are getting better, and they are learning more and gaining knowledge and our children aren't. So ten months to a year is a huge loss to a child with autism."

450 people turned up for the conference. They discussed other issues like intervention strategies and behavorial analysis. The conference ends Sunday.

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